THE HISTORY, STRUCTURE, AND WORK OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION
(LAWC-4080) - 2 UNITS
For over 60 years, the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division has been on the cutting edge of social justice in the United States - investigating police departments, monitoring elections, suing discriminatory landlords, overseeing desegregation efforts in schools, and prosecuting hate crimes. This course will provide an overview of the Civil Rights Division's history, structure, and work. Students will learn about the different statutes that the Division enforces, examine case studies, and explore some of the unique issues that arise when the federal government brings civil rights actions against state and local governments.